Wherein Pope Francis wears a maniple and kisses the foot of his predecessor

Posted June 29, 2016 10:31 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Wherein Pope Francis wears a maniple and kisses the foot of his predecessor

From a reader…
I have been watching the Holy Father offer Mass for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. It appears that he is wearing a maniple! HERE
I first notice it at 31:32.
Okay… let’s have a look. I provide the readership with a helpful arrow.

And…

Noooo… as nice as the thought is, His Holiness of Our Lord has managed to get his arm under his stole, which he raised up when he raised the book.  That happens once in a while when priests wear limp, floppy, drooping vestments.
However, in the first photo, above, note that the dalmatic is decorated with the

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